Making you home as energy efficient as possible is a big part of the battle against the high costs of your energy bill. Below is a list of things actions that can be done to help improve your home’s efficiency and reduce (or eliminate) your energy bill.
Replace Incandescent & CFL Bulbs
The old style incandescent bulb and the newer CFL bulb (the spiral ones) both are not as efficient as LED bulbs. To give you an idea of how the 3 styles compare, to produce a standard 650-850 Lumens (brightness) the incandescent bulb uses 60 watts, the CFL uses 20 watts, and the LED uses 9 watts. The fewer the watts, the less electricity is being used and thus the less money is being spent to use the bulb.
Other factors to consider are the cost of each bulb and the lifespan of each.
As you can see from the chart, LED is the clear winner when looking at the cost over time. The more you have in your house, the more you will save as time goes on.
As part of the solar installation package, Solar Solutions includes FREE LED upgrades to your interior lighting. It’s something that we believe will help impact your overall electrical usage and make your home more affordable.
Add Insulation To Your Attic
When built, most homes get attic insulation to cover the joists. This will result in an under-insulated attic and extra money in heating & cooling. Insulation levels are specified by R-Value. R-Value is a measure of insulation's ability to resist heat flow. The higher the R-Value, the better the thermal performance of the insulation. The recommended level for most attics is to insulate to R-38 or about 10 to 14 inches.
Another benefit to going solar with Solar Solutions is that adding attic insulation is also included for free in homes that need it. The aim is to bring the R value up to well above the recommended R-38 level to make sure your home is very well insulated, saving you even more money.
Adding a solar system to your home is the best way to limit or eliminate the electricity that you buy. Solar Solutions of Missouri will engineer a system that is specifically tailored to your energy needs. The goal is to have the solar panels generate enough electricity to cover your yearly needs. While the system is the most costly of all ways to make your home more efficient, Solar Solutions will help you come up with a financing plan that will immediately have you paying less per month than you currently are and have you pay off the solar system quickly. That means that from day 1 you will be saving money by not having an electric payment and in a relatively short amount of time you would not have a solar payment.
Contact Solar Solutions to see how you could be saving money.